Aeon: “‘Let the soul dangle’: how mind-wandering spurs creativity”

In a recent article by Julia Christensen, Guido Giglioni and NOMIS Distinguished Scientist Manos Tsakiris, published in Aeon, the authors suggest that “reverie might help to prime us to think both productively and creatively by somehow cementing our sense of self, drawing body and mind together in a train of thought and biological action.” The authors identify art as a catalyst for letting the mind wander, which in turn induces reflections and emotions and affects the body’s physiology.

Tsakiris is leading the Body and Image in Arts and Sciences (BIAS) project at the Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London. BIAS is supported by the NOMIS Foundation.